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There's a Place for You Here.
NWACC Open House

There's a Place for You Here.
NWACC Open House

Ready to learn more about pursuing a higher education at NWACC? Spend the day with us at our annual Open House event. As a mandatory event for newly enrolled students, Open House allows you to experience NWACC's Bentonville campus, meet other students, learn about the college's various programs and resources, and feel better prepared for your journey ahead.

 student club table at open house



  • Tuesday, January 7

Typically, students are not required to bring anything to open house unless you have not submitted financial aid or record documents. You may want to bring your NWACC ID number and photo ID If you need a student ID card or a parking pass. 

Feel free to invite a family member or friend to join you during Open House. 

All students will receive an email and/or text reminding you of your registered arrival time. Please make sure to check your email for additional details.

Once you arrive on the NWACC Bentonville campus, please park in the parking garage. No parking pass required for event. 

NWACC - Bentonville address: 
1 College Dr.
Bentonville, AR 72712

For directions and more information, visit our interactive map!

After you park, you will go to the first floor of the Student Center to check in. You will check in at a computer by an NWACC staff member, be notified if you need to meet with enrollment services that day, and receive the event program with the session schedule enclosed. You'll be made aware of mandatory and optional sessions to attend and be connected to various services provided by the college to better prepare you for your higher education journey at NWACC. 

You should expect to spend at least two and a half hours at the open house event to complete your requirements.

Sessions typically last for 20 minutes each, and you will be required to take four sessions. See session descriptions below.

NOTE: On the program that you will receive at check in, there will be punch marks. These will need to be punched by a staff member after every session you attend to show that you have attended the required number of sessions. 

Spring Open House Dates

  • Tuesday, January 7


Four mandatory sessions:

Know Your Code — Student Center, Room 108 A
Providing a positive and safe learning environment for everyone is a priority! You’ll get a general overview of the student code of conduct, as well as where/how to report an incident. This session will also address free speech at NWACC.

You Are Not Alone — Student Center, Room 108 B
Personal counseling is a positive step to help you resolve a problem and it is an opportunity to eliminate barriers that may interfere with your success at NWACC. There are often many life stressors that college students encounter (e.g. moving, change in financial situation, balance demands of parenting/school/work, etc.). If you are beginning to feel stressed or overwhelmed, make an appointment to talk with a counselor. Our counselors meet with currently enrolled students at no cost.

This is YOUR Library — Student Center, Room 343
This fun, interactive introduction to the NWACC library will leave you feeling like the library is your home away from home, with a few additional academic perks as well! The library is for YOU, the student, so come see what we have to offer to help you succeed.

College 101 — Student Center, Room 335
Nervous about starting college? Have lots of questions? First in your family to attend college? This informative and fun session will give you all the tools you need to navigate the college environment. We will review tips and resources to help you succeed in and out of the classroom!

View floor maps below to find the room locations of the sessions you'll be attending. 

  • Map shows Open House session locations on the first floor of the Student Center.
  • Map shows Open House session locations on the third floor of the Student Center.

Stop by the NWACC's resource fair on the second floor of the Student Center to learn more about the college's various programs, resources, and how to get involved in Registered Student Organizations on campus. Representatives will include the NWACC Tutoring Center, Study Abroad, Disability Resource Center, Pride at NWACC and the Geek Alliance.  

Note: Students are required to visit at least three stations at the resource fair. On the back of the program that you will receive at check in, there will be icon marks. These will need to be initialed by a staff member after every station you visit.

Student Ambassador Government Association (SGA) students will also be available to give personalized tours throughout the Open House event as well. 

 Once you've attended your four sessions, you will check-out near the check-in area on the first floor of the student center, and staff will ensure all financial aid requirements and admissions are satisfied.


Questions about Open House? 

Contact Enrollment Services:
(479) 986-4000
Mon - Thurs, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.